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Carpe Librum

Reviews and bookish conversation with author Samantha Wilcoxson.

If I am lost, you will find me in medieval England.

You can also find me - and my books - on my blog.

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Currently reading

Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America
Stephen F. Knott, Tony Williams
Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I
Charles Spencer
Susan Howatch
In the School of the Holy Spirit
Jacques Philippe

May Reading List

Robyn Hode: Part I - David Pilling Kingmaker: Winter Pilgrims - Toby Clements Trinity - Conn Iggulden The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones - Thomas Asbridge Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman: A Mystery - Tessa Arlen A Song of Sixpence: The Story of Elizabeth of York and Perkin Warbeck - Judith Arnopp A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty  Smith The First Queen of England: The Myth of "Bloody Mary" - Linda Porter Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel Sacred Treason - James Forrester

I've tried to take enough care in completing my monthly TBR that I have some hope of completing it.


The First Queen of England has been on my list for months and is part of my research for my next book, so I WILL read it this month.


The Greatest Knight I have had to review for months and will stop putting off reading it.


Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman is part of my quest to reduce my outstanding NetGalley books.


A Tree Grows is Brooklyn is my local book club selection and sounds better than most of what we read.


Sacred Treason is the monthly read in More Historical Than Fiction. Join Us!


Wolf Hall I am "rereading" in audiobook format and am loving it (again).


Robyn Hode is by my Uhtred bashing friend, David Pilling, and the rest are simply books that I can't wait to read!


What are you reading this month?